My test of a good novel is dreading to begin the last chapter. -Thomas Helm
...When you sell a man a book you don't sell just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue - you sell him a whole new life. Love and friendship and humour and ships at sea by night - there's all heaven and earth in a book, a real book. -Christopher Morley
Resolve to edge in a little reading every day,
if it is but a single sentence. If you gain fifteen minutes a day, it will make itself felt at the end of the year.
— Horace Mann
Books fall open, you fall in. When you climb out again, you’re a bit larger than you used to be.
— Gregory Maguire
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.
-Charles W. Eliot
Everywhere I have sought rest and not found it, except sitting in a corner by myself with a little book.
—Thomas a Kempis
When we read a story, we inhabit it. The covers of the book are like a roof and four walls. What is to happen next will take place within the four walls of the story. And this is possible because the story’s voice makes everything its own.
— John Berger